Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for October, 2009

Remember the school in Pennsylvania that refused to allow a student to wear a t-shirt that said “Abortion is not health care”? Well they’ve reached a temporary consent agreement in the lawsuit to stop enforcing their school policy on clothing messages, but only for a short time. Howard Friedman has the details:

Threats to the president’s life are up a whopping 400% over previous presidents and that is putting serious pressure on the Secret Service to keep up with its task of investigating and protecting against those threats. The Boston Globe reports that a new internal Congressional Research Service report and government sources say there are an…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From the perpetually outraged Bill Donohue: The culture war is up for grabs. The good news is that religious conservatives continue to breed like rabbits, while secular saboteurs have shut down: they’re too busy walking their dogs, going to bathhouses and aborting their kids. Time, it seems, is on the side of the angels. I…

Two Exciting New Science Blogs

ScienceBlogs has added two new bloggers to the group and I personally find these additions very exciting because they write about subjects that fascinate me, evolution and food. The first is Evolution for Everyone and the blogger is David Sloane Wilson. This one is right up my alley, as Wilson tends to write about how…

Badass Quote of the Day

From Neal Gabler in the Boston Globe: The hoariest and most oft-repeated cliche in American politics may be that America is the greatest country in the world. Every politician, Democrat and Republican, seems duty bound to pander to this idea of American exceptionalism, and woe unto him who hints otherwise…There is nothing wrong with self-satisfaction…

Colbert on the Mojave Cross Case

Stephen Colbert had a very amusing take on the oral arguments in the Supreme Court case involving the Mojave desert cross that took place a couple weeks ago. Here’s the video:

Mikey Weinstein Gets Mail

Here’s another vile, hateful, threatening email received by Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Full text below the fold.

Badass Sign of the Day

Here’s an even better sign from the gay rights march a couple weeks ago than the first one.

A Good Ol’ Fashioned Book Burning

A church in North Carolina is holding an old fashioned book burning on Halloween night. What will they be burning, you ask? Copies of Harry Potter? Maybe a little Vonnegut? Nope. They’re burning Bibles. Evil Bibles. Come to our Halloween book burning. We are burning Satan’s bibles like the NIV, RSV, NKJV, TLB, NASB, NEV,…

U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak has reconsidered earlier legislation that would have given several acres of Coast Guard property in Cheboygan to a Christian school free of charge after constitutional law scholars pointed out that the land transfer would violate the First Amendment separation between church and state. After I wrote about this issue at the…